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Community Gold
Program

Information & Guidelines

Businesses

Community Groups

Participating Businesses

What is the purpose  of the Community Gold program?

How does the program work?

Who can participate in the program?

Community Bank Buninyong is excited to re-launch our Community Gold program.  It’s been a long-time favourite and we couldn’t think of a better time to reintroduce it. 

 

Everyone’s had an extremely challenging year with another 12 months of lockdowns, adjusted opening hours and business practices. We know this is needed more than ever right now. 

What's the
Purpose of
the Program?

The Community Gold Program is all about supporting the sustainability of local business and service providers. Its purpose is to increase local spending and what more important time than now?

 
 

How does the
Program
Work?

We distribute Community Gold cards in $10 and $20 denominations through not-for-profit local clubs and organisations as part of our Community Investment Program.

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These cards are distributed by the organisations amongst their members for specific purposes.

Businesses bank the redeemed Community Gold cards as cash.

The cards can be redeemed at participating businesses as an accepted form of payment. The terms and conditions of use are on the card. 

 

Who can
Apply?

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Businesses

Any local retailer or service provider can apply to be a Community Gold participant.  View the full list here.


You must be operating a registered business (holding an ABN) operating within our local Buninyong area.


You do need to hold (or open) a business deposit account with Community Bank Buninyong.  This is purely for administration purposes and for Community Gold cards to be banked as cash.


If at some stage you decide the program is no longer for you, let us know and we will remove you from the participant list.

 

If your business comes into disrepute (at our discretion) you will be removed from the program immediately.

How to Join

Register your interest by filling out the application form above.  Once approved contact Community Bank Buninyong branch to register your deposit account and collect the support pack. This includes informational flyers and window decals to demonstrate your involvement in the program. You will be listed as a participating business on our website.

If you need to open an account, please make an appointment at the branch.

Please note: We cannot guarantee that by being part of the program you will receive Community Gold. Where the cards are redeemed will be at the discretion of the card holder. Proactive promotion on your part will certainly help however.

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Community Groups

Any local not-for-profit community organisation can apply through the Community Investment Program for Community Gold cards.

To apply simply click the button above and fill out the application form.  Be sure however to identify your request for Community Gold cards specifically.

 

For more information on whether your community group might be eligible to participate in this program contact the branch.

$10,000 in GOLD GRANTS

To help relaunch our Community Gold Program, the Community Investment Program has committed $10,000 to be distributed in Community Gold. That’s $10,000 which will be allocated in up to $500 amounts to community clubs and organisations by the end of the year.


Community Gold cards come in $10 and $20 denominations and can be redeemed at participating local businesses. This pile of gold will need to be redeemed by 28 February 2022.


If your not-for-profit community club, group or organisation is prepared to act quickly and spread a little cheer for a 1 December kickoff, then apply today.


Expressions of interest must be received no later than Friday 12 November 2021. (Selection criteria applies. Successful recipients will be notified mid-November).  Apply above.

Please note: Your application does not guarantee you will receive Community Gold cards, all applications will be assessed.

Have More Questions?

Not a problem.  The best way to speak to us is to pop into the branch, call or email:

Branch:

401B Warrenheip Street, Buninyong

Phone:

+613 5341 8066

Email:

hello@communitygrowshere.com.au

We'd Love Your Support Back!

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We really don’t ask for much, but we’d love your support back by simply….

Following us on Facebook and Instagram and encouraging your organisation’s members and associates to do the same.  This is the best way we can tell our story, share your story and give each other a shout out at the same time.  

We love collaborating with our Community Investment participants so remember to tag us in your project updates and tell everyone! Just get content approval first however by emailing:

hello@communitygrowshere.com.au